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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – After a massive manhunt, authorities caught a man wanted by the FBI for multiple carjackings and a deadly double shooting in Broward County on Tuesday.
Gregory B. Moore, 35, was the subject of a day and a half search by the FBI and local law enforcement.
Moore was arrested on federal charges by the FBI without incident Wednesday afternoon around 3:15 p.m. at the Mangonia Park Tri-Rail station in West Palm Beach.
Moore will be held in Federal custody in Broward County until he faces a judge Thursday morning in Fort Lauderdale Federal Court.
CBS4 cameras rolled as Moore arrived in handcuffs wearing a full body painter’s suit.
As Moore prepared to be fingerprinted, booked and locked in a cell a member of his family apologized to those Moore is accused of hurting.
“I just want to send my condolences to the family,” the woman said, declining to give her name.
She said she is trying to make sense of it all.
“I don’t condone violence,” she said. “That’s just terrible. I don’t know what happened. I don’t know how it happened or why it happened. I’m just glad they got him.”
Late Wednesday evening, the FBI announced that a second man had been arrested in the case. The FBI said Jonathan Breedon Marion, 23, is facing federal charges of accessory after the fact to carjacking and homicide . He is also expected in federal court in Ft. Lauderdale on Thursday.
On Tuesday, police said Moore was responsible for three carjackings and two attempted carjackings. The FBI also believes Moore was involved in a double shooting in Hallandale Beach in which a man was killed and a woman, believed to be Moore’s ex-girlfriend, critically injured. Sources have identified the woman as Danelle Rolland.
It began around 8:30 a.m. when a police officer was flagged down regarding an armed carjacking in the 1500 block of West Sunrise Boulevard.
Moore, according to Fort Lauderdale Police, ordered the woman behind the wheel to drive to I-95. Once there he ordered her and her young son out of the car.
Police said he then drove southbound on I-95 to Dania Beach where he carjacked a second vehicle. That’s where a witness who only wanted to be identified as “Claudia” said she saw Moore take that truck.
“He was acting very crazy,” she told CBS4 News. Claudia did not want to show all of her face but she agreed to speak out about her traumatic experience.
“I was afraid that he was going to start shooting and hit me because I was in the car right behind him,” she said. “When I saw that I was scared. It was like a scene out of a movie and my daughter was in the car. My heart was pounding so fast.”
Moore then fled south to Hallandale Beach.
He reportedly drove to where his ex-girlfriend worked and spotted her in a car with a man. Moore reportedly shot at the car and then pulled the woman out and beat her. Her companion ran across the street to a medical center to get help and call for the police.
Both the man and woman were taken to Memorial Regional Hospital in Hollywood where the man died.
Moore then drove the stolen vehicle North and crashed it near Broward Boulevard and I-95 and took off on foot.
Police said in between the initial carjacking in Sunrise and the shooting in Hallandale Beach, Moore unsuccessfully tried to carjack two other vehicles.
Late Tuesday night it was revealed that less than 72 hours before Moore allegedly went on a carjacking spree, he was in handcuffs on a gun charge in Lauderhill.
Police there have also called him a person of interest in a shooting in their city on Sunday.
“Gregory Moore’s name (came up as) a person of interest involved in that possible shooting but our victim unfortunately became extremely uncooperative with our police officers, therefore we were not able to make contact with Mr. Moore or place any charges on him related to the possible shooting,” said Lauderhill Police Lt. Greg Solowsky.
Solowsky said that several hours later on Sunday police were called to the scene of a domestic disturbance. When officers arrived at the home, Solowsky said, Rolland was uncooperative. Officers found Moore asleep on a bed with a .38 caliber handgun on him with spent cartridges inside.
“The minute he made eye contact with the police officers that were standing in the bedroom he quickly threw his hands up and said I don’t want any difficulty,” Solowsky said. “There was no struggle involved.”
Solowsky said after his arrest, Moore was given a bond and walked out of jail.
An arrest report said Rolland told the officer she had kicked Moore out of her apartment, adding “He beats me. I’m afraid of him.”
Two other individuals have been detained as part of the investigation, according to the FBI.
A check of records shows that Moore has a history of arrests dating back to1997 when he was charged with aggravated battery and burglary and served three years in prison. He was put on probation for cocaine and marijuana possession in 2001 and arrested for cocaine possession in 2005.
Records show he was also arrested for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon in 2006 and in 2010 he was charged with four counts of robbery with a firearm. He received a four-year sentence and was released in February of this year.
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